Month: November 2009

Former UCF student found guilty and convicted of DUI manslaughter

A 23-year-old former UCF student was sentenced to 18 months in prison Nov. 20 after killing a 19-year-old UCF student while driving under the influence. Malcolm barnes pled no contest in an Orange County court for DUI manslaughter charges he faced from an accident in October 2006. barnes was driving on the wrong side of

Erik Buell to leave Buell Motorcycle Company and establish an independant race shop

Harley-Davidson, Inc. announced today that following the company’s recent decision to discontinue the Buell motorcycle product line, Erik Buell, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of Buell Motorcycle Company, will leave the company to establish Erik Buell Racing, an independent motorcycle race shop. Erik Buell Racing will specialize in the supply of race-use-only Buell motorcycle parts

A motorcyclist died after colliding with a Lee County school bus in Fort Myers

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the bus, driven by 68-year-old John Donohue, turned left in front of 57-year-old Robert Cook’s bike on Tuesday. The bus hit the 1986 Harley Davidson motorcycle, and Cook died at the scene. Donohue was not injured, and no students were on the bus. FHP reports that charges are pending

Toyota to fix gas pedal on recalled cars due to sudden accelleration issue

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it would fix the gas pedal on four million vehicles the Japanese auto maker recalled in September over sudden acceleration issues related to floor mats causing the pedal to get stuck. The remedy, which covers eight models of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, is expected to get under way in early

Palm Harbor Fall Bike Fest and Toys for Tots Ride is Saturday

You don’t need to have a motorcycle or a reindeer-powered sleigh to put smiles on the faces of needy kids this year. • A new toy and big heart will do. • On Saturday, the seventh annual Palm Harbor Fall Bike Fest and Toys for Tots Ride will rumble into historic downtown Palm Harbor with